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Tarragon leaves

What are tarragon leaves?

About the ingredient tarragon leaves. Including 446 recipes with tarragon leaves, nutrition data, and where to find it.



Tarragon is a perennial herb in the family Asteraceae related to wormwood. Corresponding to its species name, a common term for the plant is "dragon herb.

French tarragon is the variety generally considered best for the kitchen, but cannot be grown from seed. It is normally purchased as a plant, and some care must be taken to ensure that true French tarragon is purchased. A perennial, it normally goes dormant in winter. It likes a hot, sunny spot, without excessive watering.

Tarragon is one of the four fines herbes of French cooking, and particularly suitable for chicken, lasagna, fish and egg dishes. Tarragon is one of the main components of Béarnaise sauce. Fresh, lightly bruised sprigs of tarragon may be steeped in vinegar to impart their flavor.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tsp, leaves (0g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 0Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars ~
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Tarragon leaves are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Tarragon leaves are a member of the Spices and Herbs US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do tarragon leaves weigh?

Measure Grams
1 tsp, leaves 0
1 tbsp, leaves 1
1 tsp, ground 1
1 tbsp, ground 4

In Chinese:龙蒿叶
British (UK) term: Tarragon leaves
en français:feuilles d'estragon
en español:hojas de estragón

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